Lung Cancer and Hair Spray

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Lung Cancer and Hair Spray

by MayaT on Tue Mar 16, 2010 05:56 AM

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My grandma was a non-smoker. She was diagnosed in October 2008 and passed away in March 2009. She had small-cell adenocarcinoma and none of us could figure out why the light of our family had to go through this.

I am a freelance-writer. I researched several sites and found deadly carcinogenic chemicals are in hair sprays, household cleaners, fragrances and even beauty products. I wrote an article you all need to read.

http://beauty.suite101.com/article.cfm/is-your-makeup-safe

Go to the site my article links to. Type in your products and check their ratings. The hairspray my grandma used every day for several years, by the hair product company, Sebastian was rated a 10 out of 10. This product is LETHAL and may be a big part of why my grandma is gone. PLEASE read the article above and share it with others you care about.

I want to add that I know others who have had cancer and beat it. It all varies from person to person, so please do not give up hope. Thank you for reading and my heart and prayers go out to all of you going through a tough time. You are so very strong.

 

RE: Lung Cancer and Hair Spray

by Steveindenver on Wed Jan 11, 2012 04:58 PM

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Hi Maya T I am very very interested in your research on the facts that surround your grandmothers cancer. My wife had the same exact cancer and died in 151 day's from diagnosis. We were hiking on the 4th of July and the 5th were given a death sentence. Please except my upmost condolences. I just lost the love of my life "Kellie" she did for me what I could not do for myself. I'm at a total loss without her in my life. She too used Sebastian hair spray day in and day out. I would always give her grief about the total fume's, she had very thin hair and would use it to get "big hair" as she would say. Do you have more information that you would share? I'm not necessarily looking for a lawsuit but our daughter is a cosmetologist and I now worry about her safety Thank You so much, Steve in Denver

RE: Lung Cancer and Hair Spray

by MayaT on Wed Jan 11, 2012 08:40 PM

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On Jan 11, 2012 4:58 PM Steveindenver wrote:

Hi Maya T I am very very interested in your research on the facts that surround your grandmothers cancer. My wife had the same exact cancer and died in 151 day's from diagnosis. We were hiking on the 4th of July and the 5th were given a death sentence. Please except my upmost condolences. I just lost the love of my life "Kellie" she did for me what I could not do for myself. I'm at a total loss without her in my life. She too used Sebastian hair spray day in and day out. I would always give her grief about the total fume's, she had very thin hair and would use it to get "big hair" as she would say. Do you have more information that you would share? I'm not necessarily looking for a lawsuit but our daughter is a cosmetologist and I now worry about her safety Thank You so much, Steve in Denver

Steve,

I am so very sorry for the loss of the love of your life. Although my loss is of a different plane, the pain is the same and we won't ever forget. The questions are still there and although its been three years since her death, I still wonder if that hairspray was to blame or if it was a cumulation of all the beauty products she used. She loved perfumes and as we both know, anything that can be inhaled is usually very toxic. I only have the same research that I did for that article I posted, which contains the EWG website which your daughter should make it a habit to search on products regularly. I was a makeup-artist for fouteen years and experienced severe skin rashes because I myself am extremely sensitive, having the soy and peanut allergy...but many of my reactions were to chemicals as well. I do my best to use natural products free of parabens and non-aerosol as much as possible. But as for anything being done about it in the cosmetics industry I simply don't know. If there were a way we could conduct a study of cancer patients and what percentage used hairsprays and ended up with the same diagnosis, we may be onto something that can be brought to justice. Although my goal was never a lawsuit, bringing these chemicals (especially in this particular company's products) into the light may save many people's lives....and that, more than anything, I'd be more than willing to do.

RE: Lung Cancer and Hair Spray

by Steveindenver on Wed Jan 11, 2012 09:35 PM

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Thanks for the reply. I just don't know what to think. I'm still morning. She was everything ... If you come across anything else please please let me know. Thanks, Steve

RE: Lung Cancer and Hair Spray

by HyneeBee on Wed Nov 06, 2013 02:53 PM

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On Mar 16, 2010 5:56 AM MayaT wrote:

My grandma was a non-smoker. She was diagnosed in October 2008 and passed away in March 2009. She had small-cell adenocarcinoma and none of us could figure out why the light of our family had to go through this.

I am a freelance-writer. I researched several sites and found deadly carcinogenic chemicals are in hair sprays, household cleaners, fragrances and even beauty products. I wrote an article you all need to read.

http://beauty.suite101.com/article.cfm/is-your-makeup-safe "" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://beauty.suite101.com/article.cfm/is-your-makeup-safe " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://beauty.suite101.com/article.cfm/is-your-makeup-safe

Go to the site my article links to. Type in your products and check their ratings. The hairspray my grandma used every day for several years, by the hair product company, Sebastian was rated a 10 out of 10. This product is LETHAL and may be a big part of why my grandma is gone. PLEASE read the article above and share it with others you care about.

I want to add that I know others who have had cancer and beat it. It all varies from person to person, so please do not give up hope. Thank you for reading and my heart and prayers go out to all of you going through a tough time. You are so very strong.

 

I'm a hairstylist and I use Sebastian day in and day out, and I have to say I'm scar by the amount a spray I take in weekly. I've been a stylist for 23 years, now my voice is gone if I scream to loud and the middle of my back hurts sometimes when I'm sleep. I'm not sure if it come from the hairspray but I'm very afraid, not sure on what to do.
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